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Films spent $278 million here, earned $69 million last year

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Film, television and commercial productions spent more than $275 million in North Carolina and employed about 14,000 people in the past fiscal year, according to NC Department of Revenue records. Full story...
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New members of NC elections board set to meet

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Five new members to the North Carolina Board of Elections, including former New Hanover County Republican Party Chair Rhonda Amoroso, are scheduled to take office and elect a chairman. Full story...
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Gender-based abortion limit considered by NC House

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Republicans at the North Carolina legislature are resuming efforts to limit abortions with a bill that seeks to punish doctors when the child's sex is the primary factor in having the procedure. Full story...
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Sales tax bill aims to wash away funding deficit

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video Area beaches attract millions of dollars in tourism to North Carolina every year, but federal funding for beach nourishment has been slowly eroding just like many of our beaches. Now one local lawmaker has an idea to try to stem the tide financially. Full story...
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Hagan says VA claims backlog 'unacceptable'

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video Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC) has been helping push for changes in the VA. Among her efforts, she has joined 66 of her Senate colleagues in asking President Obama to end a backlog of hundreds of thousands of VA disability claims. Full story...
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VA officially opens long-awaited superclinic in Wilmington

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video Today was the grand opening for the long-awaited VA regional superclinic. The 80,000 square foot facility will allow veterans to receive a new array of services, including day surgery, mental health, cardiology and MRIs. Full story...
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McIntyre continues talks over federal shift of Brunswick Co. to Myrtle Beach MSA

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video The battle continues in Washington over the federal government's decision to move Brunswick County into the Myrtle Beach metro area. Full story...
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McCrory's transportation model reaches NC House

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A new transportation funding model that Gov. Pat McCrory says will direct scarce resources to higher-impact projects is making its way through the North Carolina House. Full story...
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Convention Center hotel developer asks for another extension

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videoThe developer for Wilmington's Convention Center hotel has asked the city for a third extension in its effort to get financing for the project. Full story...
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Charlotte Mayor Foxx gets seat on Obama's Cabinet

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A rising star in the North Carolina Democratic Party is heading to Washington for a position in President Obama's Cabinet that may one day help Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx seek higher office back home. Full story...
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